On 29 April 2014, New Zealand will commemorate 150 years since the Battle of Gate Pā, as well as the subsequent battle of Te Ranga (21 June 1864).
As part of these commemorations, local school children are being encouraged to create models of the battle site at Gate Pā. The official website gives a simple guide for children to make the terrain of Gate Pā as it appeared in April, 1864.
This PDF self-guided-tour brochure includes a map showing how the battlefield has been overlaid by modern-day Tauranga. The brochure also depicts a range of paintings and photographs relating to the two battles.
It is great to see children encouraged into model-making, and becoming enthused about their local military history.